En Banc Fourth Circuit Holds That District Court Did Not Err in Denying North Carolina’s General Assembly Leave to Intervene in Challenge to Voter-ID Law

In North Carolina NAACP State Conf. v. Berger, No. 19-2273 (4th Cir. June 7, 2021), the en banc Fourth Circuit (splitting along party lines) holds 9-6 that a state legislature may only intervene to defend a state law under Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a)(2) “if a federal court first finds that the Attorney General isContinue reading “En Banc Fourth Circuit Holds That District Court Did Not Err in Denying North Carolina’s General Assembly Leave to Intervene in Challenge to Voter-ID Law”

Fifth Circuit Denies “Exceptional” Request for Intervention into an Appeal

In Richardson v. Texas Sec’y of State, No. 20-50774 (5th Cir. Nov. 12, 2020), the court addresses the motion of three voters who sought and failed to intervene into a voting-rights case in the district court, then sought to intervene into the appeal. The three voters moved in the district court under Fed. R. Civ.Continue reading “Fifth Circuit Denies “Exceptional” Request for Intervention into an Appeal”